SNL Transcripts: Weekend Update Thursday 2: 09/24/09: Obama Interviews

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Weekend Update Thursday 2

Obama Interviews

Aide…..Kristen Wiig
President Barack Obama…..Fred Armisen
Stuart Scott…..Kenan Thompson
Kathy Griffin…..Nasim Pedrad
Glenn Beck…..Jason Sudeikis
Kristen Cavallari…..Abby Elliott
Guy Fieri…..Bobby Moynihan
Teenage Vampire…..Andy Samberg
Keith Morrison…..Bill Hader

[ open on exterior, Oval Office ] [ dissolve to interior ]

Aide: Mr. President, we’re ready for the interviews.

President Barack Obama: Okay. Ready to go. [ he sits ] Who’s up first?

Aide: Let’s see, um — [ she consults her list ] So, on Sunday we did NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and Univision.

President Barack Obama: Uhhh — that’s right. I want to get the health care message out to as wide an audience as possible. I don’t want to shut anyone out of this debate.

Aide: How about FOX News?

President Barack Obama: Nope!

Aide: Uh — well, today we have some cable channels.

President Barack Obama: Great! Let’s do it.

Aide: Next up is ESPN.

[ cut to ESPN logo in front of Oval Office exterior ] [ dissolve to Stuart Scott ]

Stuart Scott: Boo-yah!! And, Mr. President, you are in the Coors’ Light hot seat!

President Barack Obama: Great.

Stuart Scott: Now, your health plan — would you say it’s strong like Shaq, or smooth like Kobe?

President Barack Obama: Uhh, I like to think it’s the best of both — like LeBron.

[ they bump fists ]

Stuart Scott: Holla out a player when he’s fixing health care! Mr. President, you’re off the Coor’s Light hot seat!

President Barack Obama: Thank you. Thank you. [ to ?? ] Uh, who’s next?

Aide: We have the Bravo Network.

[ cut to Bravo logo in front of Oval Office exterior ] [ dissolve to Kathy Griffin ]

Kathy Griffin: Uh — hi! Kathy Griffin here! Okay! Uhhhh — here… we… go! Will… there… be… health care… for gays?

President Barack Obama: Uhhh — I certainly hope so.

Kathy Griffin: Uh, okay! Uh, but can you not give it to three specific gays who I hate? Perez Hilton, my ex-stylist Julio, and Spencer Pratt. And, yes… he is!

President Barack Obama: Uhhh — well, Kathy, my bill would cover ALL Americans, even Spencer Pratt.

Kathy Griffin: Ugh! Get a room!

President Barack Obama: Uh, Carol? Who’s next?

Aide: Are you sure you don’t want to speak to FOX News? Who knows, maybe they can be fair and balanced.

President Barack Obama: Really? Let’s check in with Glenn Beck. [ he clicks the television on ]

Glenn Beck: [ in front of chalkboard ] Hey! If I write down the name OBAMA! We can re-arrange the letter and spell AROMA! And I don’t like what I’m smelling! And for those of you saying, “Aw, hey, Glen! Uh, those letter don’t actually re-arrange to spell that!” Well, to you, I say: [ in thick German accent, with a sieg heil ] “In Muzza Russia they do!”

[ Obama clicks the television off ]

Aide: Alright. Up next is M-TV’s Kristen Cavallari, from “The Hills”.

President Barack Obama: Great.

[ cut to M-TV logo in front of Oval Office exterior ] [ dissolve to Kristen Cavallari ]

Kristen Cavallari: Mr. President! It’s just, like, our WHOLE health care system is, like, I don’t even know! It’s, like, just STUPID! It’s, like, DRAMA! It’s like —

[ as she rambles on and on with great incoherence, President Obama just stares at her like he has no idea how to comprehend this person ]

President Barack Obama: Uhh — I’m sorry. Was that a question?

Kristen Cavallari: [ humbled ] Thank you, Mr. Presidennnnt!

President Barack Obama: [ to Aide ] Uh — next, please.

Aide: Uh — the Food Network. It’s Guy Fieri.

[ cut to Food Network logo in front of Oval Office exterior ] [ dissolve to Guy Fieri ]

Guy Fieri: [ holding a food plate ] Here’s my health care plan! TWO beef patties! Quarter-melt onion ring! Chili cheese fries! All piled on top of tortilla chips! [ he laughs maniacally ]

President Barack Obama: [ shaking his head ] Uh, yeah — that doesn’t seem like a viable plan.

Guy Fieri: You didn’t let me finish! We top it all off with… [ he grabs a pitcher ] a little LIQUID QUESO! [ he laughs maniacally ] [ President Obama just stares at Fieri, until the Food Network host nods his head and takes the hint ]

Guy Fieri: I’ll show myself out. [ he exits ]

President Barack Obama: [ to Aide ] Uh, next?

Aide: Uh… well, next, there’s someone from the CW. [ excited ] Oh! A teenage vampire!

[ cut to CW logo in front of Oval Office exterior ] [ dissolve to Teeange Vampire ]

Teeange Vampire: [ laid-back ] Hey… [ makes finger-quotes ] “O-ba-ma.”

President Barack Obama: I’m sorry — what show are you from again?

Teeange Vampire: I don’t know… one of them vampire shows. Look, just give us some BLOOD, dude! Or dough — whatever! You’re not the BOSS of me!! [ he stands and exits, then quickly turns back and hisses at Obama ]

Aide: [ stepping forward ] Uh — and, finally, NBC.

President Barack Obama: I thought we did NBC?

Aide: [ meekly ] It’s someone else.

President Barack Obama: [ disgusted ] Oh, please, God… don’t tell me it’s Brian Williams! Give that guy one day of access, and now he’s acting like we went to CAMP together.

Aide: Worse. It’s Keith Morrison, from “Dateline”.

[ Obama sighs ] [ cut to Dateline logo in front of Oval Office exterior ] [ dissolve to a smiling Keith Morrison ]

Keith Morrison: Tell me more about these… DEATH panels!

President Barack Obama: Ummmmm….

Keith Morrison: [ squealing ] Ohhhhhh??

President Barack Obama: Iiiiiiiii….

Keith Morrison: Ye-ye-ye-ye-yeahhhh!

President Barack Obama: Yeahhhh, okay. Uh… I think we’re done. [ to Aide ] Good work, Carol.

Aide: Um — any comment for FOX News?

President Barack Obama: Just tell them: “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”

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